Nevada City, CA
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The crime rate in Nevada City is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 40 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Nevada City is 1 in 25. Based on FBI crime data, Nevada City is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Nevada City has a crime rate that is higher than 89% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 3,152, Nevada City has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Nevada City does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Nevada City.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Nevada City does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Nevada City.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Nevada City occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Nevada City; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 225. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Nevada City's rate for property crime is 35 per one thousand population. This makes Nevada City a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Nevada City is one in 28.

Importantly, we found that Nevada City has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Nevada City is one in 197.

Nevada City Crime Data

 
Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Nevada City Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

14

111

125

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.44

35.22

39.66

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Nevada City 4.44
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 225

in Nevada City

1 in 235

in California
Nevada City VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 3,152
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 2 10
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.63 0.63 3.17
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Nevada City 35.22
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 28

in Nevada City

1 in 38

in California
Nevada City Property CRIMES
Population: 3,152
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 27 68 16
Rate per 1,000 8.57 21.57 5.08
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Nevada City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Nevada City 57
California 90

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